The 10th International Conference on Juvenile Hormone will be held at Tsukuba (not far from Tokyo) between June 9th and 13th.
This conference takes place every four years or so. The last one was in 2007 though, and this one was supposed to happen in 2011 in Japan but was cancelled because of the earthquake (Dr Minakuchi, pers. com.).
This will be my first conference outside the field of systematics/phylogeny/scale insects, in which I will present our preliminary results on scale insect sexual dimorphism linked with Juvenile Hormone.
Five big names in the field of JH will give plenary lectures: Xavier Belles, Marek Jindra, Reddy Palli, Alexander Raikhel and Lynn Riddiford.
Additionally, there are some exciting talks I am looking forward to, such as the action of JH in insect embryos (J.W. Truman), JH and aphid polyphenism (T. Miura) etc.. There seems to have quite a diverse range of study organisms as well, which is exciting!
For a glance at next week program -> here